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Bill Blair Jr. oral history interview, 2007 October 11

 Digital Record
Identifier: OH-BL0522

Dates

  • 2007-10-11

Summary

Bill Blair Jr. recalls the stock car racing career of his father during the late 1940s and 1950s. He describes Bill Sr.'s experiences growing up on a farm with his brothers near High Point, North Carolina. Bill Sr. dabbled in moonshine running and managed the Tri-City Speedway in High Point for several years. Bill Jr. explains how his father supported Bill France with the creation of NASCAR and how Bill Sr. approached driving. Other topics discussed include the first Strictly Stock race in Charlotte, North Carolina and the technological and safety changes in stock car racing.

Extent

154 Minutes

Language

English

Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte NC 28223 USA